Epstein was on-air at WCVB-TV, the local American Broadcasting Company (ABC) affiliate in Boston, for 16 years and now freelances for WGME in Portland, Maine. He began his television career in Burlington, Vermont at WVNY. He then went to Hartford, Connecticut, where he was one of the first employees of The New England Weather Service.
Epstein was born in Portland, Maine, graduated from Portland High School, and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He studied meteorology at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vermont. He now teaches at Framingham State University and Colby College.Epstein is an avid gardener and columnist for several newspapers, including the Portland Press-Herald and the Boston Globe (boston.com).
In 2004, Epstein founded Bloomscapes, a landscape design company. In 2006, he founded GrowingWisdom.com, an online video website for homeowner-gardeners and landscape professionals. In 2008 he published his first book Gardens of New England (Twin Lights Publishing).
In September of 2014, he joined WBZ-TV in Boston, and in 2015 began providing live on-air reports and weather discussion for WBUR in Boston. He and his partner live in South Natick, MA and have a summer home in Harpswell, ME.
“With an eye for color and light, photographer Michael Hubley traveled across New England to capture some of the most eye-catching public and residential gardens of the Northeast. What he found were stunning private gardens that reflect New England s appreciation for both formal and informal design, native and exotic flowers, and the region’s history. Many of the public gardens and landscapes in this book feature the work of some of America’s earliest and foremost landscape and garden designers. Written by the host of Boston’s WCVB TV s Extreme Gardening segment and the Website, Gardening Wisdom, David Epstein shares historic facts, design features and interesting insights into many of the stunning plants, both native and exotic, that are New England favorites.”
Presentation attendees were particularly pleased as Epstein mingled with the crowd and answered their weather questions.
As time allows, Dave is a available to speak to local groups and organisations about weather and horticultural topics.
Â» Customize with any of the following or choose your own.
Â» Native Plants
Â» Making Your Own Compost
Â» Organic Lawn Care
Â» Lawn Alternatives
Â» Water Gardening
Â» Integrated Pest Management
Â» Borders and Hedges
Â» Flowers February â€˜till November.
Â» The Winter Garden
Â» Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens
Â» New Plant Introductions
Â» Pruning Techniques and Timing
Â» Pests and Their Control
Â» Climate Change
Â» Vegetable Gardening
Â» Starting Seeds
Â» Indoor House Plants
Starting at $450.00 for a 60 min talk handouts, specimen for raffle/giveaway, travel
(up to 45 min)
Dave is available to help teach or reinforce any meteorological or horticultural topic. If you would like him to introduce a new concept he can bring hands-on activities to help guide students.
Weather/ Climate Consulting
David is available for private weather forecasting, weather/climate/horticultural expert commentary for media, andÂ special projects. Cost depends on scope and length of project.